Goethe Yearbook 23
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330 Pages

22.8 x 15.2 cm

26 b/w. Illustrations

Series: Goethe Yearbook

Imprint: Camden House

Goethe Yearbook 23

Edited by Adrian Daub and Elisabeth Krimmer

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Cutting-edge scholarly articles on diverse aspects of Goethe and the Goethezeit, featuring in this volume a special section on Goethe and visual culture.
The Goethe Yearbook is a publication of the Goethe Society of North America, encouraging North American Goethe scholarship by publishing original English-language contributions to the understanding of Goethe and other authors of the Goethezeit while also welcoming contributions from scholars around the world.
Volume 23 features a special section on visual culture with contributions on the visual aesthetics of Goethe's 1815 production ofProserpina (Bersier); on the Farbenlehre (Lande); on Tableaux Vivants in Goethe's Die Wahlverwandtschaften (Solanki); on the relationship between Goethe and C. G. Carus and their respective views on the representation of nature in art and science (Allert); and on visual and verbal bricolage in Clemens Brentano's Gockel, Hinkel und Gackeleia (MacLeod). There are also articles on Goethe and ancient mystery religions (Amrine); on Goethe's fairy-tale aesthetics (Brown); on the concept of neutrality (Holland); on the concept of the mathematical infinite (Smith); on virginity and maternity in Werther (Nossett); on the Classical aesthetics of Schlegel'sLucinde (ter Horst); and on motherless creations in Faust (Nielsen).

Contributors: Beate Allert, Frederick Amrine, Gabrielle Bersier, Jane K. Brown, Jocelyn Holland, Joel B. Lande, Catriona MacLeod, WendyC. Nielsen, Lauren Nossett, John H. Smith, Tanvi Solanki, Eleanor ter Horst.

Adrian Daub is Associate Professor of German at Stanford. Elisabeth Krimmer is Professor of German at the University of California Davis. Bookreview editor Birgit Tautz is Associate Professor of German at Bowdoin College.
Building Bridges: Goethe's Fairy-Tale Aesthetics
Goethe as Mystagogue
Observing Neutrality, circa 1800
Goethe, Faust, and Motherless Creations
Impossible Ideals: Reconciling Virginity and Maternity in Goethe's Werther
Kant, Calculus, Consciousness, and the Mathematical Infinite in Us
The Classical Aesthetics of Schlegel's Lucinde
Acquaintance with Color: Prolegomena to a Study of Goethe's Zur Farbenlehre
"Hamiltonian-Hendelian" Mimoplastics and Tableau of the Underworld: The Visual Aesthetics of Goethe's 1815 Proserpina Production
J. W. Goethe and C. G. Carus: On the Representation of Nature in Science and Art
Brentano's Remains: Visual and Verbal Bricolage in Gockel, Hinkel und Gackeleia (1838)
A Book of Living Paintings: Tableaux Vivants in Goethe's Die Wahlverwandtschaften (1809)
Book Reviews

ELISABETH KRIMMER is Professor of German at the University of California, Davis. She is the author of In the Company of Men: Cross-Dressed Women around 1800 (Wayne State UP, 2004), The Representation of War in German Literature: From 1800 to the Present (Cambridge UP, 2010), and German Women's Life Writing and the Holocaust: Complicity and Gender in the Second World War (Cambridge UP, 2018). She has also co-edited a number of books on German literature and culture, including Enlightened War: Theories and Cultures of Warfare in Eighteenth Century Germany; Religion, Reason, and Culture in the Age of Goethe; Realities and Fantasies of German Female Leadership: From Maria Antonia of Saxony to Angela Merkel; Writing the Self, Creating Community: Germany Women Authors and the Literary Sphere 1750-1850, and Contested Selves: Life Writing and German Culture, all published with Camden House.

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Title Details

330 Pages

2.28 x 1.52 cm

26 b/w. Illustrations

Series: Goethe Yearbook

Imprint: Camden House